Failures, faults and changes in dependability measurement

  title={Failures, faults and changes in dependability measurement},
  author={P. Mellor},
  journal={Information & Software Technology},
Measurement is essential to any programme o f quafity improvement. The manufacturer o f a system must be able to measure its dependability. This comprises attributes such as reliability, safety and security, which are external attributes o f the system and are measured indirectly by analysis o f direct measurements extracted from raw data. An essential part o f the collection o f raw data is the measurement o f failures during system trial and operation. Some will be due to the physical failure… CONTINUE READING
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